Parents Program Masses in May

Tulips in Grotto



The Parents Program invites you to be part of a nationwide celebration of the mothers and women of Notre Dame this May!

Masses on May 4 and May 18 in ten locations including El Salvador will be celebrated to honor the mothers and women of Notre Dame.

Please join us in South Bend on May 4 at St. Joseph’s Parish for the 8 a.m. Mass. 

A reception will follow the Mass at the back of the church.

For more information contact Barbara Kelly x2560/

Essentials of Communication and Collaboration

At the University, building, maintaining and relying on collaborative relationships is the key to getting things done.  
This workshop will help you know what you can do to facilitate the right climate and draw in others who are not inclined to collaborate.  
Develop listening skills and avoid fatal mistakes that shut down effective communication.  Learn “bridge-building” techniques and techniques 
for helping everyone on the team feel involved and valued in the collaboration process.  Understand how to create buy-in in a one-one 
or team environment and how to set timelines and milestones for keeping collaborative projects on track. July 17, 2014, Register through Endeavor.  
Facilitator: Beth Bednar, National Seminars.  Contact Jeanne Monsma with any questions, ext. 8963.

No. 1 again – Thanks to all of you!

Dear Team,

Thank you!  Thank you! Thank you!

Thanks to all of you, for the second year in a row, team UR Walking on Sunshine finished the 2014 Relay for Life as the No. 1 fund-raising team on campus raising just under $21,000 in the fight against cancer.

Although we do not have final numbers yet, over $185,000 has been raised campus-wide. Success came this year not only in our fundraising efforts, but in our community awareness and participation, the creation of a new website and increased sponsorship dollars.

Our committee members – Jessica Brookshire, Libby Mountsier, Rachel Hughes, Lori Willard and Dawn McGrath and her ESC team worked countless hours over the past few months to help us reach our goal.   This could never have been accomplished without them. We are incredibly grateful for their dedication and passion toward this cause.

As a team, we should stand proud of our efforts and accomplishments. We truly rallied to turn rain into rainbows!

In appreciation and unity,

Roberta and Giovana

Team Co-Captains

UR Walking on Sunshine

…rallying to turn rain into rainbows!


Parseghian Cup Rugby Game 4/5/14

University Relations Associates,

The College of Science and Notre Dame Rugby are teaming up for a fundraiser this Saturday, April 5, to support NPC research at Notre Dame.  The game starts at 7pm at the Stinson Rugby Field and Coach Parseghian will also be in attendance.  More information about the event can be found here: 2nd Annual Parseghian Cup

The event is FREE and we have a generous donor who has indicated they would donate $25 for every person who attends the rugby game.  We are hoping to get over 1000 people at the game.

We will also have fun giveaways, free food (I’ll be grilling!), hot chocolate, etc for the game.  Above is an email invite with a few more details.

This is very family friendly so please consider attending with friends and family.


Sean Kassen

Dylan Reed Now Program Director of the President’s Circle

Dear UR Team:

Please join me in congratulating Dylan Reed who will be assuming the role of Program Director of the President’s Circle effective immediately.  In this new leadership role, Dylan will work more closely with our development team to recruit and engage new President’s Circle and Cavanaugh Council members in a closer relationship with Notre Dame, with the goal of reaching our President’s Circle campaign goal of $20M per year by FY 2020. To support our growth, we will also be recruiting a new Assistant Director for the President’s Circle.

I will continue to be closely involved with the President’s Circle but with an increased emphasis on recruitment and engagement of the Cavanaugh Council. And, once we hire a new Assistant Director of the President’s Circle, I will increase my focus on leading the growth of the Advisory Council program.

Best, Drew

Drew Buscareno, Assistant Vice President for University Relations